When you hear the word testosterone, what comes to mind? Many folks think of a large, muscle-bound man who is too aggressive and macho. Of course, that stereotype is untrue. Testosterone plays a role in a man's motivation and vigor, but it does much more than that. The truth is that testosterone is crucial for the male body because it affects development from puberty through old age.
As your primary androgen, testosterone helps develop the characteristics that make you the man you are. Controlled by your pituitary gland and your hypothalamus, testosterone helps maintain and develop:
Unfortunately, when your body suffers from low testosterone (also called hypogonadism), you'll start to notice concerning symptoms that affect every aspect of your life.
This is a question we get all the time at Rank One Medical. Though the true answer is nuanced, the bottom line is that aging is most often the reason for low T. Every man who ages will most likely have lower testosterone than younger men. Other causes of low testosterone include prescribed medications, drug abuse, injuries, and obesity.
When you lose large amounts of testosterone, it alters your testosterone and estrogen. Low T levels usually result in more abdominal fat, which in turn causes estrogen synthetase levels to jump. This creates even higher levels of estrogen in your body. With more estrogen and less testosterone, several concerning issues manifest.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with low testosterone include:
If you're a man struggling with just one of the symptoms above, it could be because you have low testosterone. However, the only way to be certain is to have your testosterone levels tested. If your testosterone levels are low for a man of your age, TRT in Lawton, OK, may be the next logical step.
Have you noticed that you don't feel like "you" when you're working or relaxing at home? Do you always feel lethargic or unmotivated, even on your days off? Do you find it challenging to maintain an erection? Many men mistake these symptoms for being overworked or over-busy. Truthfully, though, there's a good chance these are symptoms of low testosterone. Since no two males have the same symptoms of low testosterone, it's prudent to understand and recognize some of the most common signs.
When you have low T, it's not unusual for sex to be unappealing. Crazy, right? If you're one of the thousands of men in the United States suffering from a low sex drive, it might not be you. It could be low testosterone. Don't settle for a mediocre libido - reclaim your sex life with Rank One Medical.
Also called ED, these are two words that every man hopes to avoid. When you're unable to perform in the bedroom, it's not just embarrassing - it can also affect your long-term relationships and even your mental health. ED is a challenging topic to talk about. But it doesn't have to be. TRT in Lawton, OK can help re-light that special spark you've been missing for so long.
Your brain has many testosterone receptors. However, when you're suffering from low testosterone, it can affect your mood. With time, those feelings can lead to serious psychological issues like depression. However, studies show that TRT can help rebalance your hormones, which can lead to improved mood and a life without depression.
When you work hard all day, most men want to come home, eat some dinner, and try to go to sleep. Unfortunately, men with low testosterone tend to toss and turn, even when they're exhausted. Whether you have undiagnosed insomnia or a different sleep disorder, low T could be the culprit.
When testosterone levels lower as we get older, men have a harder time lifting heavy items. That's true even if you're hitting the gym and lifting weights to maintain your muscles. If you're making a concerted effort to keep your muscle mass and strength but aren't making gains, it could be due to low testosterone.
Do you find it extra challenging to finish normal tasks at work? Do you believe your memory is getting worse? Does your spouse or partner yell about not paying attention to them? Trust us; we've been there. The effects of low testosterone don't just affect your body - they can also affect your mind and memory. When TRT brings your testosterone levels back within normal range, brain fog and other concentration issues will often go away.
At Rank One Medical, we understand what men go through every day when living with low testosterone. They suffer from low libido, lack of motivation, and often feel abnormal and out of place. But as bad as those are, living with low testosterone can have more severe health risks that put your vital organs at risk.
Some of the health risks you should be concerned with include the following:
When you're diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, you may be wondering why. Sometimes, the culprit is having low T. Statistically, men with low testosterone have a higher chance of getting diabetes as they age. In the same vein of thought, men with diabetes are also much more likely to have low T. This fact establishes a relationship between testosterone and diabetes. This relationship is furthered by the fact that men with low testosterone have more challenges resisting insulin. Though TRT in Lawton, OK won't cure your diabetes, research shows that men with healthy testosterone levels also have healthier blood sugar levels and are usually not as obese.
Have you been told by your primary care doctor that you have high blood pressure? Do you have an idea what may be causing your high blood pressure? Is it aging? Is it hereditary? Is it something else?
According to research, men with low testosterone have higher chances of suffering from cardiovascular illnesses. Because, when your testosterone levels are low, red blood cell reproduction slows. That, in turn, causes plaque buildup in your arteries. With time, plaque buildup can cause life-threatening issues like heart attacks or strokes.
If you look in the mirror in the morning and are disgusted with how fat you've gotten, you're not alone. Many aging men have problems with obesity. If you eat well and exercise like you should but still can't shed embarrassing body fat, low T could be the cause.
Research shows a link between obesity and low T, with testosterone playing an essential role in food metabolism. It's also involved with insulin, glucose, and fat regulation. Thankfully, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, men who use TRT often lose weight and benefit from better blood glucose and low-density cholesterol levels.
When a man has anemia, his body lacks much-needed blood cells, meaning organs have less oxygen to properly function. Normal testosterone levels have been linked to healthy red blood cell counts, so it makes sense that men with low T are at risk of anemia. In fact, a study conducted in 2009 found that aging men with low testosterone were five times more likely to have anemia versus men with healthy testosterone. TRT isn't a cure for anemia, but with healthier levels of testosterone, your body will produce more red blood cells, which can prevent anemia.
Up to this point, we've explained some of the revolutionary benefits of TRT but haven't dug into how it works. TRT does exactly what its name implies: it's a therapy backed by science that replaces low T levels in men.
Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT is a form of hormone replacement therapy for men that helps them deal with and triumph over the debilitating side effects associated with low testosterone. Originally created by scientists in the 1930s, TRT has grown from a little-known treatment to a life-changing solution for millions of men worldwide.
Without boring you with facts and scientific speak, TRT gives your body the testosterone it needs to function properly. Without healthy T levels, your body isn't able to maintain the natural processes it needs for your well-being. As a matter of fact, men with low T are more likely to develop serious health problems like heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Until their testosterone levels are restored, most men suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone without hormone replacement therapy like TRT.
With TRT from Rank One Medical, your hormones are rebalanced so your body can finally begin to heal, relieving and even eliminating many of the most common signs of low testosterone.
Unlike some TRT clinics, Rank One Medical takes a comprehensive, careful approach to testosterone replacement therapy. To ensure our patients get the best results in the most efficient time frames, we have developed a 10-step physician-prescribed plan for TRT in Lawton, OK.
You Complete Our Initial On-Boarding Form
You Complete Paperwork Regarding Your Medical History & Physical
You Receive a Lab Requisite Form to Print
You Find the Nearest Quest Lab Center for Your Initial Lab Work
Quest Lab Sends Rank One Medical Your Lab Results for Review
A Physician from Rank One Medical Will Develop and Prescribe a TRT Regimen Tailored to Your Body
Our Physicians Order TRT from a 501 Compounding Pharmacy
The Pharmacy Preps and Ships Your TRT Order to Your Doorstep Within 10 Business Days
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs After 9 Weeks to Review Your Progress
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs Every 4-6 Months for Ongoing Treatment
In addition to our easy 10-step process for TRT, every Rank One Medical patient benefits from our affordable prices and personalized service. After all, every man has a different body, and as such, will need different TRT. Our valued patients also benefit from the following:
Did you know that 13 million men have low T and that 90% of them go untreated by doctors? Living with the harmful side effects of low testosterone is no way to live. If you believe your testosterone levels are unhealthy, it's time to contact Rank One Medical. Living with low testosterone is definitely risky. But with help from our male HRT clinic, you can reclaim your youth and health with TRT in Lawton, OK.
Unlike other TRT clinics, our highly-trained team uses a functional approach to male health, which lets us solve the causes of your symptom instead of putting a proverbial band-aid on them. Ready to get started? We're ready to help you every step of the way. Contact Rank One Medical and make a difference in your life today.
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton has an eclectic group of aspiring artists that work each day to make themselves seen, and one local musician is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.PJAE is a Lawton-born and raised musician hoping to get his big break, and he’s doing just that thanks to American Idol.He got to travel to Las Vegas and audition in front of guest judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, and he says his audition was a slay.“It felt like a dream. I was like, actually pinch me. Me and my mom...
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton has an eclectic group of aspiring artists that work each day to make themselves seen, and one local musician is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.
PJAE is a Lawton-born and raised musician hoping to get his big break, and he’s doing just that thanks to American Idol.
He got to travel to Las Vegas and audition in front of guest judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, and he says his audition was a slay.
“It felt like a dream. I was like, actually pinch me. Me and my mom were like pinching each other throughout the experience. We were like, ‘this is not real.’ Like, we’re going to close our eyes and open our eyes, and it’s going to be, like, gone,” PJAE said.
He says growing up in Lawton’s culture directly influenced his sound and gave him a sense of community unlike any other.
“Being from a small town has actually helped me because I learned what community felt like from such a young age,” PJAE said. “I learned what being supported and backed by my Fort Sill family was. I think Lawton especially has something that not a lot of communities have. And it’s like when you’re out wherever, and you’re like, ‘Oh, you’re from Lawton,’ like, ‘Oh, you’re from Lawton, you get it!’ like, you know, we’re in this thing. That’s 580; you know what I mean?”
However, he says his mother and father played a significant part in his love for music beginning at a young age, even if he didn’t realize it at the moment.
“My mom, she was definitely the Saturday morning mom. She would, you know, clean and turn up the music super loud. I would wake up at like 7 am, and I’d be like, ‘what is happening?’”
Despite PJAE’s talent and love for music, it hasn’t always been his main focus. He originally went to school for architecture, something he enjoys to this day, but knows wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
“I was like two years in, and I was like, dang, I really just paid two years for college, and I think I’m about to throw it all away and go start another thing. But I’m so happy that I got to do it. Looking back on it, I don’t regret anything. I don’t regret losing myself because if I didn’t lose myself, I would never be able to find myself,” PJAE said.
He said part of what held him back from pursuing music was his inability to see the support he had in front of him.
“I was never willing to see it, to open my eyes and see all of the support that was always there. I think once I opened my eyes and realized that, that’s when I started to really step into who I feel like I wanted to actually become,” PJAE said.
PJAE will make his official American Idol debut on Sunday, March 19, but the official page released his audition tape early, revealing that he will indeed be going to Hollywood!
He says he’s ecstatic to progress forward on American Idol and cannot wait to see what the journey has in store for him, but more importantly, to tell the story of the Lawton community.
“I am excited to represent them, and I’m excited to represent their stories because my story is Lawton. My story is that you know, the community is who I am. That’s what runs through me, and so I’m excited to carry that torch and see where it takes me.”
You can watch his full audition this Sunday, March 19, on Channel 7.
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Fire Wilmore is a Lawton-born singer getting her chance at stardom via American Idol.She was first seen on March 19′s episode where she performed Bruno Mars’ ‘Talking to the Moon.’While she did not get the golden ticket there, she did get a second chance at another audition from judge Katy Perry.Wilmore grew up in Lawton until she was around eight years old, in and out of the Indian Child Welfare system. After her adoptive mother passed away, she moved around the US. She say...
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Fire Wilmore is a Lawton-born singer getting her chance at stardom via American Idol.
She was first seen on March 19′s episode where she performed Bruno Mars’ ‘Talking to the Moon.’
While she did not get the golden ticket there, she did get a second chance at another audition from judge Katy Perry.
Wilmore grew up in Lawton until she was around eight years old, in and out of the Indian Child Welfare system. After her adoptive mother passed away, she moved around the US. She says the one consistent thing in her life has always been music.
“When I had spent time with my biological siblings, one of the main things that was involved in our life was music. So we were always listening to some kind of music. It was the one stable thing we had as a family,” Wilmore said.
Being from Lawton and in the foster system, Wilmore was exposed to different cultural backgrounds and music genres, something she says helped her find who she was.
“I would always say, when I grow up, I want to be a singer, and yeah, that dream just kind of always just stuck with me. It’s the one thing that I’ve always been passionate about throughout my life.”
Wilmore says she was initially embarrassed when she got two no’s and one yes on her first audition, but she now realizes the opportunity she was given.
“It took a little bit of time, you know, after everything settled, to just be like, okay. It’s not so embarrassing because it wasn’t a complete no, like, I was given an opportunity to come back and redo my audition. And, you know, hopefully, I get to actually show a bit more of myself,” Wilmore said.
Wilmore says the judges’ constructive criticism in her first audition taught her not to play it safe and to stop letting fear guide her actions.
“It was preventing me from learning about myself as an artist, and essentially, just seeing what I could actually do if I tried to do new things vocally, you know, if I try to belt things out, rather than just switching the head voice. It’s really shocking to see what you actually can do, even if you’ve never tried it.”
She says her main goal for her second audition is to prove Luke and Lionel wrong and show Katy she didn’t make a bad decision by giving her another opportunity.
Regardless of the outcome, she says she’ll continue to follow her dreams.
“Even if nothing comes out of American Idol. I still want to go to school, my dream school, and go and study musical theater and continue singing and pursuing my dream after that.”
You can watch Fire Wilmore’s second audition when it airs on American Idol on Sunday, March 26.
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This town is a hidden gem that many people miss. We put together a list of the five best dispensaries in Lawton for you to indulge in while you visit.Lawton is a charming little town located in the southern part of Oklahoma. It’s interesting to explore because of its distinctive attractions and relaxed atmosphere. But it can get even better after taking a look at some local dispensaries.Since Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana in 2018, the cannabis industry has gained traction in Lawton. Local businesses have been expan...
This town is a hidden gem that many people miss. We put together a list of the five best dispensaries in Lawton for you to indulge in while you visit.
Lawton is a charming little town located in the southern part of Oklahoma. It’s interesting to explore because of its distinctive attractions and relaxed atmosphere. But it can get even better after taking a look at some local dispensaries.
Since Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana in 2018, the cannabis industry has gained traction in Lawton. Local businesses have been expanding yearly, and there are now a wide variety of dispensaries to choose from and many things to do.
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is a must-visit destination. You can even see herds of bison and longhorn cattle roaming free. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this is the perfect place for you to go after getting some weed.
Lawton is a well-kept secret that offers a unique fusion of outdoor activities, military history, and top-notch marijuana dispensaries. For those curious stoners, there are some escape game venues that offer a perfect getaway for a group of friends. Also, there are many food options you can select from if you get the munchies.
There’s always something new to discover in this charming town, whether you’re a local or a visitor. So pack your bags, grab your favorite cannabis products, and explore Lawton, USA.
Star Buds can easily be considered the most famous dispensary in Lawton. They are located at 2629 NW Cache Road. Star Buds provides excellent quality and outstanding customer service.
Star Buds has prioritized the customer experience; they want everyone to leave happy and with the best weed in the state, which is why they have an extensive reward and deal program that helps people try new things with every visit.
This dispensary has special deals for every day of the week, for example, Muncheez Monday, Top Shelf Thursday, or Sunday Funday. They want every customer to have the opportunity to try new things and find what suits their medical condition best. Star Buds also has a reward program for those recurrent customers.
Sometimes you are just looking for a dispensary to get some weed and leave, but there are places where you can do way more than that. They are the perfect place for those looking for a deeper connection with cannabis. Don’t miss the opportunity if you are ever in Lawton.
Mango Cannabis is more than a dispensary; they are a collective that tries to unite the Lawton cannabis community in a safe environment where everyone learns from everyone. Their Lawton dispensary is located at 1201 NW Sheridan Road.
Mango Cannabis has tons of programs. Some help the military and veterans, others are meant for vulnerable kids, food banks, and more. If you are interested in how they work or what they do after your visit, you can ask any member of their team for more information; you may end up working with them.
Canna Cure is a medical cannabis dispensary with over 20 years of industry experience. They understand the importance of providing only the best cannabis at the best prices. You might not find the fanciest products here, but trust us when we say that this place has something special.
At Canna Cure, you can find the best selection of pre-rolls, flowers, edibles, and vapes, plus daily deals and offers that encourage customers to explore. Their dispensary is located at 2720 NW Sheridan Road.
They are a small business but have everything a stoner needs: good weed, great service, and affordable prices. With every five visits, you have a chance to spin the wheel of weed, where you can win extra discounts, accessories, cannabis products, or clothes.
Vertical Vibez is one of the few dispensaries in Lawton that cultivates what they sell. They grow according to the highest standards using a variety of environmentally friendly methods that benefit both the customer and the environment.
When you buy cannabis at Vertical Vibez, you are supporting a local business full of local talent that works every day to offer the best products and the best service. Although their menu may not be as extensive as some others, there are still plenty of options because they grow everything they sell.
Vertical Vibez has only two locations in Oakland, one of which is at 1607 SE 1st St. in Lawton. Here, they offer pre-rolls, flowers, moon rocks, cartridges, and concentrates of the highest quality.
An important aspect of a good dispensary is its location. There is no better thing than having a lot of things to do near where you just bought a good joint.
Kush Gardens is located at 1220 NW Sheridan Rd., in the heart of Lawton. A few blocks away in any direction, you can find all kinds of restaurants, parks, and even some museums.
Kush Garden is the best option if you are looking for something to smoke and something to do while high. At their dispensary, you are going to find so many high-quality cannabis products that can set you up in the mood for doing something outside in the beautiful town of Lawton.
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton City Council approved a plan to build and operate a cobalt refinery on Thursday.Westwin Elements Incorporated received a unanimous yes vote at Lawton City council, giving them the green light to begin building a cobalt refinery in Lawton. They would then be required to operate the facility for ten years.Officials said the refinery would be a multi-million dollar investment and create thousands of jobs.“You know this is cutting edge technology, environmentally friendly, environmentally ...
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton City Council approved a plan to build and operate a cobalt refinery on Thursday.
Westwin Elements Incorporated received a unanimous yes vote at Lawton City council, giving them the green light to begin building a cobalt refinery in Lawton. They would then be required to operate the facility for ten years.
Officials said the refinery would be a multi-million dollar investment and create thousands of jobs.
“You know this is cutting edge technology, environmentally friendly, environmentally natural refining of a very important mineral important to our national security. That’s one reason why it’s fitting that they choose Lawton-Fort Sill, because we’re such a patriotic community,” Mayor Stan Booker said.
While the Mayor and Council members are all on board for this, some residents voiced their concerns about the company.
“Westwin Elements does not have mining or refinery experience,” one Lawton resident said.
“I agree big business needs to come to Lawton, I am all for that, but are we willing to sell our soul out to a company that looks good on the surface, but have not thoroughly researched?” asked another resident.
“The company Westwin Elements is only about a year old, but the process real refining brains behind this is a company [called] CVMR, and they’ve been in business for 30 years, and they have 30 patents on this refinement process,” Richard Rogalski, executive director for the Lawton Economic Development Authority, said.
Another concern residents have is how environmentally safe this will be. But Rogalski claimed the company has an exclusive technology to mitigate those damages.
“This whole technology with that environment in mind, this process is environmentally friendly to start with, like you said we also have those other insurance, in case there is a spill or something,” Rogalski said.
Rogalski said the cobalt refinery is projected to create more than two thousand jobs with an average salary of $100,000.
“That’s a great mark, that’s our benchmark, $100,000 jobs, and that is an average. That means there will be people who make much less and there will be people that make more and that’s an average. But even more, than that $100,000 jobs create more jobs in the community,” Mayor Stan Booker said.
This yes vote is just the beginning phase of this whole project. Westwin Elements has 6 months to show its commitment to finance $126 million for the project, before Lawton chips in $10 million of city money.
“They have 6 months to do that, the agreement says they will actually start the construction prior to December of this year, December of 2023,” Rogalski said.
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Celebrations are taking place across southwest Oklahoma in celebration of July 4. Below we have included a list of events:Freedom Festival - LawtonWhat: The City of Lawton is hosting its annual Freedom Festival. There will be many different events including vendors, bounce houses, a soapbox derby, a hot dog eating contest, musical entertainment and ending with a fireworks show.When: Friday, June 30, 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.Where: Elmer Thom...
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Celebrations are taking place across southwest Oklahoma in celebration of July 4. Below we have included a list of events:
What: The City of Lawton is hosting its annual Freedom Festival. There will be many different events including vendors, bounce houses, a soapbox derby, a hot dog eating contest, musical entertainment and ending with a fireworks show.
When: Friday, June 30, 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Elmer Thomas Park, 501 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK
What: The City of Medicine Park will host its annual Rockin’ the Park festival. Many different musical acts are performing throughout the weekend. There is also a rock-themed golf cart parade happening at 2 p.m. at the Lawtonka Dam. Attendees will also have the chance to float during the performances with Floatin’ the Park, as you may bring floaties and float in Medicine Creek. The event will also feature a Jeep show on Saturday, as well as fireworks Sunday evening following the final act.
When: June 30 - July 2
Where: Hitchin Post Park, Medicine Park, OK
What: Waurika Fire, Waurika EMS, and Hastings Fire are hosting a 4th of July celebration. The activities will include a fireworks show, bounce house, horseshoes, cornhole, water activities, volleyball, soccer, golf and more. There will be a fish fry beginning at 6 p.m. by donations only. No outside food or drink allowed. There will be a designated area for personal fireworks.
When: Saturday, July 1, 2 p.m. - dark.
Where: Legacy Park, 1220 W Anderson Ave, Waurika, OK
What: The City of Duncan and Chisolm Trail Casino are sponsoring the Red, White & Boom Fireworks Show. The event includes fireworks, food trucks, music, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses and more.
When: Monday, July 3, 5 p.m.
Where: Abe Razen Park, 2500 North N Street, Duncan, OK
What: The Heroes of America Fireworks Show is hosted by the Apache Casino. The event will include live music, food trucks, a beer tent, kids’ rides (purchase of wristband required), fireworks and a military flyover. There are no personal fireworks, no pets allowed and no outside food or beverages. Admission and parking are free.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fireworks are at 10 p.m.
Where: Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK
What: The City of Marlow is hosting its annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. The celebration will include a parade, food, games, music, bingo, the Mayor’s Car Show, a free concert and a fireworks show.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. (Parade); 10 a.m., park opens
Where: Redbud Park, 300 N Elm St, Marlow, OK
What: The City of Indiahoma is hosting its first “Indy-pendence” Day Celebration. The celebration will include vendors, a petting zoo, a cornhole tournament, a watermelon eating contest, a pageant, food, live music, fireworks and more.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m.
Where: Indiahoma City Hall and Park
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